Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tropical Tablescape

Hi All! It's Tablescape Thursday again hosted by Susan @ BNOTP, and as always here at the Lace and Ivy Cottage, decorating is done on a thrifty budget. So please join the hunt for more thrifty treasures with Leigh @ Bloggeritaville.

Many of you may recognize much of my tableware from a previous post, but I tweeked things a little bit to add some tropical flare.
I like using edible centerpieces, simply because they're, well, edible! My kids can't wait for me to cut into that pineapple. And those limes would be perfect for some Mojitos!

The mangoes have some time yet to ripen. At least my centerpiece won't be devoured all at once!
Does this runner look familiar? I used one on my met monday post. I bought 3 of these reed runners from the GW last week for $2.99 each.

I've seen these placemats everywhere, from Crate & Barrel to Target. But these came from my mom, straight from the Philippines. Thanks mom!

The blue plates and water goblets are from the ever reliable Dollar Tree.

These plates are made for IKEA and I found 12 of them for $2 at an outlet.

The napkins are actually kitchen towels, also from the DT.

I was drawn to the citron color of these bowls and was inspired to create a tablescape around them. Yes, from the DT as well.

So, there you have it, my very thrifty tropical tablescape!

Thanks for visiting the Lace and Ivy Cottage. Let me know you've stopped by and say hi!

Till next time,


xinex said...

Hi Lorna, love your tropical tablescape. I also want to add that I really like your dining room, it looks so warm, homey and so spacious....Christine

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lorna,
I am just now visiting your blog....your table scape is lovely and your dining room looks very spacious to accomodate a nice group of family and friends.

Melanie said...

How beautiful! Blue and green are my favorite colors so I love this!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tablescape, Lorna!!

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

Love the tablescape. The colors are great and the mangoes and pineapples look great in the white bowls!

Julie said...

Great Deals. The table looks great. Dollar Tree obviously has some great stuff. If something gets broken or damaged, it's no crying over it,....awesome.

Dawn said...

Love the blue and green.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lorna, I really love it fresh and pretty. The colors are so calming also. Love, love the placemats. Great job.


marty39 said...

Oh I love the Dollar Tree and you've found so many pretty things and put them together in such a beautiful way. It looks so pretty and tropical and elegant at the same time. Love the fruit centerpiece.Your table and chairs are also gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...


THIS thrifty tablescape ROCKS! I love that is it earthy and tropical, the textures are amazing. I love the useage or real fruit for centerpiece and the colors are AAAAAA- MAZING! I am headed to DT right now! I am just a copier, but that is the biggest form of flattery, right? Imitation?
Great finds!
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Janie's World said...

I love the colors you have used. So soothing and perfect for a tropical setting!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Lorna, love your tropical table setting, and don't you just love the Dollar Tree? You can find the nicest littlest additions to so many things there. I love that store. Your setting is so beautiful. Clean lines and just attractive to look at. Congrats. Thanks for stopping by and reading my Lemon Tree story. Love it when my blogger friends stop by. Country Hugs, Sherry

Kristi said...

Your tropical table is beautiful and so inviting. The greens and browns are perfect together.

Fifi Flowers said...

Your table looks great!

Chandy said...

And it's perfect! Drooling over those placemats from PI, Lorna, pretty!!! I love your centerpiece, too. Yummy! Love the colors you used, so refreshing!

Joyce said...

Mojito, lines and a pretty tablescape equals a good thing!

Bill said...

Hi, Lorna. I must say this is one of the most appealing tablescapes I've seen so far (from anyone!). It's elegant in its simplicity and so cool and fresh-looking!

You're a talented writer too -- I always enjoy your posts and your comments.

Warm regards,
Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Kim said...

You can't beat an edible centerpiece. Love the colors of your tablescape. How come I don't find the same things at Dollar Tree? lol.

Mary said...

Hi Lorna! Your tablescape, your beautifull, large dining table, curvy chairs, and, well, the entire room is gorgeous! I love the napkins - I love plaid! So glad I found your blog. It's nice to meet a sister tea lover!

Kirby3131 said...

I thought I recognized those blue plates - They were a great price at IKEA, but you really got a great deal on them for $2!!! Good buy!

Kristin - The Goat

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Lorna, your tropical tablescape looks so inviting and so festive! I love every detail! How clever and creative! The fresh fruit centerpieces are fabulous and really add to the ambiance!

Thanks for sharing your fun and tropical table!


Tammy518 said...

Thanks for visiting me today! I love your tropical theme and lime green is one of my favorite colors. You always find the best bargains!

Tea Time Consultants said...

Lorna, Now if you ever need any lace, think of tea time consultants. We have everything!
Runners, wall hangings, tablecloths and wonderful lacy curtains.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lorna! I just love that tablescape, and the first thing that struck me is how much I adore those napkins. Don't you love the Dollar Tree??? I like to use their towels, too. You can't beat the price, and they're as cute as can be!

And how neat to get those great looking placemats from your mom in the Phillipines. They are so neat! I love woven mats.

Lovely tablescape, and I like your DT china, too!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

shopannies said...

love the greens

printersdevil said...

Lorna, we shop at the same places, Dollar Tree, Goodwill and mom's stuff.

Very nice table. I love the edible centerpiece.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lorna...what a stunning tablescape. The colors...those green apples..that rustic table. I love it all! How wonderful! Very SUMMER! Wow!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! Love the DT deals!

I have a green tablescape this time too!


Dining Delight said...

Love the colour of that green and paired with the blue, it looks so fresh. Great idea having edible centerpieces!


Christina said...

The whole table is just delightful. Love the beauty the fruit adds to the mix. The blue and green combo is lovely too.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lorna, this is beautiful. I love the edible centerpieces. You are so smart. laurie

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